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  1. rolling/falling

    The Genbukan, the Jinenkan, Stephen Hayes' Toshindo, and Glenn Morris' Hoshinroshi-ryu are all derived from Hatsumi Sensei's Bujinkan. Anyone claiming to teach Koga-ryu is a fraud. I'm sure there are some other fake ninja schools left, but you don't see them so much any more... So go find another FMA school. Best of luck, Tenguzake
  2. rolling/falling

    I have only attended a couple of Aikido classes, but one of my students has a shodan in Aikido and he has shown me a number of things. My own opinion based on this limited knowledge of Aikido is that many of the joint locks are similar but Aikido-ka take 4 to 5 steps to get to the same place that take 1 to 2 in Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu. The throws in the Bujinkan are more similar to Ko-ryu Japanese Jujutsu than to Aikido in my opinion. The emphasis in rolling and breakfalls in the Bujinkan is tighter and quieter than in Aikido. The Bujinkan has other types of movement than just circular as in Aikido. The Bujinkan also has a greater variety of traditional and improvised weapons work. I hope this helps. Be Genki, Tenguzake
  3. Glenn Morris died

    I met Glenn in '87. He was a good friend and a mentor for many years. I don't agree with his interpretation of all things, but I learned a lot from him. He is missed. Be Genki, Tenguzake
  4. Tuva : Male Vitality Healing Sound

    My NLP teacher taught me to whistle and hum at the same time. It is supposed to be a step towards the Tuva throat singing. It works best for me if I start whistling first. Be Genki, Tenguzake
  5. fun & games

    This is really cool. I'll try this out and report back! Thanks, Tenguzake
  6. fun & games

    There is a discipline called Educational Kinesiology that is supposed to grow more neural connections in the brain through various movements. I learned some of their techniques in an NLP Practitioner training. Many of the movements involve moving limbs across the centerline of the body. An example would be touching your right foot with your left hand from behind your back. Another example is drawing circles in front of you with one hand moving towards you and the other moving away. Your hands should cross at the top and the bottom of the circles. If they don't cross, they are moving in the same direction and that is not what you are trying to do. The Brain Gym people also recommend writing with the non-dominant hand, which is something Crowley used to advacate as well. http://www.braingym.org/ http://www.braingym.com/ Another technique that supposedly comes from Jackie Chan is to draw a circle with one hand and a square with the opposite foot. I don't know if this stuff works as advertised, but it is fun to do. Be Genki, Tenguzake
  7. Kids - young tao naturalists

    When my 4 year old gets wild, I hang a small punching bag from a tree and have him punch and kick it. Or I will give him a wooden shoto or escrima stick and have him take shots at a padded jo that I hold in various positions. It helps burn some energy, but not enough... Number two is due on St. Paddy's Day. I plan on sneaking some Guninness into the delivery room for a proper blessing. Lozen, your recipes sound great and labor/time intensive. Be Genki, Tenguzake
  8. dave ramsey...

    I read Allen's Multiple Income Streams a few years ago. His idea of diversifying your income stream is a good one. Beware the hype though. The section of writing covered calls isn't too bad. That is the only type of option trading that a beginner should get into in my opinion. I love real estate as an investment. I own one rental property and would like to get more, but the recent rapid price appreciation has me put off a bit. I haven't tried tax leins. I hate MLM. It seems to me that whatever product's price is over inflated to pay for all the layers of people involved in the pyramid. I'm not sure what annoys me more, MLM or Jehova's Witnesses at my door... As for information publishing, the biggest names in direct marketing are Dan Kennedy and Jay Abraham. I think Matt Furey has studied with Kennedy. As to debt, eliminating consumer debt, particularly your credit card debt is one of the best things you can do for yourself. Real estate debt is good debt. Debt for a car is acceptable provided you're not financing a BMW on a Chevy income. Student loan debt is good debt provided that it is helping you to earn more than you do now. In the long run you usually make more from taking on student loan debt than you would otherwise. (Grad school was a good move for me.) The Seven Stages of Money Maturity, http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detai...KX0DER&st=books, is on my reading list. It is written by a Buddhist CFP. The basic premise is that one should plan their life first and then figure out how to finance that life. If anyone is inspired to read it, let me know how it is. It will be a while before I get to it. Be Genki, Tenguzake who turns other people's debt into bonds.
  9. dave ramsey...

    I agree with some of Kiyosaki's broad themes such as that it is better to be an entrepreneur than an employee, but his details on how to get there are often lacking or wrong. I've read some assertions on the net that his books are more fiction than not. His assertion that people without educations are more successful than those with them is patently false in my experiece. I acknowledge that there are exceptions to this rule, but they are just that - exceptions not the norm. A good book on entrepreneurship is Michael Gerber's E-myth Revisited. http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detai...&s=books&n=2741
  10. dave ramsey...

    The Wall Street Journal Guide to Understanding Money and Investing, http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detai...=books&n=507846 The Wall Street Journal Guide to Understanding Personal Finance, http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detai...=books&n=507846 They are short easy reads with lots of pictures that explains the basics. Hopefully this will get you past your boredom. Each book is less than $11 and you could probably even find them at your library. It is a lot easier to play the game when you know the rules. Avoid the get-rich-quick stuff. It is mostly crap. All the psychological/spiritual stuff on money that I have read has similar messages such as be thankful for what you have, etc. Much of it has some value, but without knowing the rules for how money behaves it won't get you far. Life is much more fun when you aren't living hand to mouth. Or to quote Oscar Wilde, "I've been rich and I've been poor. Rich is better." I can tell you from personal experience that Oscar was right. Be Genki and good luck, Tenguzake
  11. The joy of shitting

    Move to Japan and you will get to squat much more than you would otherwise. It took me a while to figure out how to use those toilets. Be Genki, Tenguzake
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  13. wuji

    Peter, Can you elaborate how you are moving the center during the ceremony and how you are pulling out darkness and dissolving it ? Wuji chi kung is one of my favorite practices and I do it regularly. I don't remember Michael Winn addressing what you are talking about on either the video or tape set. It does sound like it would be a great addition to the practice. Thanks, Tenguzake
  14. For dog lovers

    One of my cats will crawl in my lap and demand to be massaged when I am doing the inner smile and orbit. She usually gets up and leaves if I move on to counterforce breathing or core channel breathing though. Does this count? Be Genki, Tenguzake
  15. knee switches

    I haven't read Bodyflow yet. It is interesting that Sonnon says that dizziness and nausea are types of fear reactivity. One of my first martial arts instructors said that if you get dizzy from rolling, you aren't rolling enough. I don't get dizzy from rolling, but I do get dizzy from the first of the Five Tibetans and from spinning my 4 year old around in a circle. Be Genki, Tenguzake